Category Archives: Gourmet magazine

Healing music

Today, a Hindustani musician came home and sang for us from 5 to 7. He is a student of the late great Bhimsen Joshi, originally from Pune and belongs to the Kirana Garana. His first rendition was in Raag Basant … Continue reading

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Gourmet Magazine

Gourmet magazine has a page of my pieces here. SHOBA NARAYAN FOOD + COOKING GRAINS OF TRADITION In India, where I grew up, rice gains mystical—even mythological—proportions. SHOBA NARAYAN 09.11.08 TRAVEL + CULTURE: Masala Klub, Taj West End, Bangalore TAMPERING … Continue reading

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Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie

Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie I was involved in a wonderful TV show called Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. It is an award-winning show aired on Public Televsion stations all across the US. My job was to find and coordinate … Continue reading

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Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie

I was involved in a wonderful TV show called Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. It is an award-winning show aired on Public Televsion stations all across the US. My job was to find and coordinate the folks who would appear … Continue reading

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Grains of Tradition: Gourmet

In India, where I grew up, rice gains mystical—even mythological—proportions. It is the first food that we Indians eat and often our last. My grandfather passed away after swallowing a spool full of rice gruel, or kanji, as we call … Continue reading

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Tampering with Tradition: for Gourmet

Recently, I dined at Masala Klub, a new upscale Indian restaurant at the Taj West End hotel in Bangalore. I went with my mother, mostly because my husband refused to go. (“I wouldn’t eat at a restaurant that spells its … Continue reading

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Shreyas: Bangalore: For Gourmet

KEY NOTES: SHREYAS YOGA RETREAT, INDIA Step into Shreyas Yoga Retreat and you could be anywhere. Outside the resort’s gate is the cacophony of India. Once inside however, all you hear are the humming of birds. The scent of a … Continue reading

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Taj CC Africa: Tiger Lodges. For Gourmet

Would you pay a $1000 to spot a tiger? The Taj Group is betting you would. The India-based luxury hotel chain has tied up with CC Africa to establish 10 wilderness lodges throughout India. Four are already open. The facilities … Continue reading

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Mozaic Restaurant, Bali. For Gourmet

We couldn’t get reservations at Mozaic during our first visit to Bali. It was the lean season and we were just two cuoples, but they were fully booked, they told us. The next time, we made reservations right after booking … Continue reading

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Mama Lil’s Pickles: for Gourmet

Mama Lil’s picklesShoba Narayan Ten years ago, Howard Lev, then a screenwriter, drove across the Cascade Mountains from Seattle to the Yakima Valley on a camping trip. At Kruegar Farms in Wapato, Washington, he discovered some Hungarian goathorn peppers that … Continue reading

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